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Scotland’s Energy Future: Community Engagement – Edinburgh

The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee holding an event in Edinburgh to engage with the local community on this topic.

Scotland’s Energy Future: Community Engagement – Shetland

The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling to Shetland to engage with the local community on this topic.

What Can Space Do for You?

Humans have known for a long time that the Earth is finite but that it may continue for at least as many centuries as it has already. Unfortunately, human behave as if exactly the opposite is true; as if the planet is infinite and time limitless. Space is so vital for the future that all humans should become space actors, not simply spectators, and address one vital question, "what can I do for space?"

The Independent Commission on Referendums: who, what, why and how

In October, the Constitution Unit launched an Independent Commission on Referendums, to review the role of referendums in British democracy. At this seminar, the chair and members of the Commission will discuss their task and the input they need from other experts and the public to ensure that the Commission draws on the widest possible evidence base.

RSE@ Inverness – Song of the Dolphin Boy

Join the RSE@ Inverness at Waterstone's to celebrate the launch of award-winning author Elizabeth Laird's 'Song of the Dolphin Boy'. Elizabeth is joined by zoologist Lucy Quinn – who recently worked on the BBC's Blue Planet II series – for book readings, conversation & discussion.
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RSE@Inverness: Dino Digs & Monster Myths

Join us at the Inverness Town House for the RSE New Year Family Event. The theme of this year’s New Year Event is ‘Dino Digs and Monster Myths’ and will consider how myths, legends and scientific enquiry have combined to fascinate and inspire our ancient ancestors through to current generations.

History and Forensics: Lord Lovat ‘The Old Fox’

The notorious 18th Century clan chief, a Jacobite sympathiser, was beheaded in London for supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie. However, for centuries, there has been debate as to whether his remains lie in the family’s mausoleum near Inverness. Scientists, led by Professor Dame Sue Black, have undertaken a careful examination of these remains and will reveal their findings at this event.

Franco–Scottish Seminar: Robotics

The RSE and the French Embassy in London are collaborating in a programme of science events designed to explore and publicly present areas of science in which both Scotland and France have a powerful presence.

RSE@Inverness: ‘Finishing Unfinished Business’

Former Commonwealth cyclist, Roddy Riddle, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 40. Although he describes the initial diagnosis as ‘gut-wrenching’, through determination he has continued his active lifestyle. Join us at UHI’s Centre for Health Science to hear Roddy’s story.
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RSE@Inverness: Scotland’s Parliament 2030

Join the Rt Hon Ken Macintosh MSP, as he reflects on 20 years of devolution and looks ahead at the changing political landscape, his ambitions for parliamentary reform, and the trends that will shape our future.

Scotland’s Energy Future: Community Engagement – Dumfries

The RSE's Energy Inquiry aims to contribute to the important debate around Scotland’s energy supply, demand and use. As an important part of the RSE's major Inquiry, members of the Inquiry Committee will be travelling to Dumfries to engage with the local community on this topic.

Battling Killer Fungi

Fungi cause more than a billion skin infections, more than 100 million mucosal infections, 10 million serious allergies and more than a million deaths each year. This lecture will look at research to address the threat on how fungi causes diseases to design novel fungal diagnostics, and new antifungal treatments.
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The Future of EU Research and Innovation

With the discussions on the design of the next framework programme underway, we find ourselves at a critical stage for research and innovation in Europe. In this lecture, European Commissioner for Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas, will offer his perspective on the future of research and innovation in Europe.
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